Mindfulness Training as a Tool to Combat Acute-to-Chronic Pain Transition in Predisposed Populations

By Alexis Peetz Alio Illustration by Mena Kassa   Abstract The transition from acute to chronic pain involves changes in neural circuits associated with learning and emotion. This study explores the potential of mindfulness training as a preventive measure to combat the acute-to-chronic pain transition in predisposed populations. Longitudinal studies have uniquely revealed the predictive […]

The suicide crisis among medical providers—and how healthcare leaders are combatting it

By Deeya Prakash Illustration by Mena Kassa   Silence envelops Dr. Michael Ivy’s cozy office.¹ He has neatly folded the sleeves of his striped button-down and adjusts them as he moves to fiddle with his bright orange tie. Behind him, a bookcase overflows with books and memorabilia; framed photographs squeeze into the gaps. Ivy pauses […]